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An authentic narrative of the loss of the American brig Commerce : wrecked on the western cost of Africa, in the month of August, 1815. (1817)



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Author: Riley, James, 1777-1840; Bleecker, Anthony, 1770-1827
Subject: Commerce (Brig); Slavery
Publisher: New-York : Printed and published for the author, by T. & W. Mercein, no. 93 Gold-street
Language: English
Call number: 71200908400571
Digitizing sponsor: The Institute of Museum and Library Services through an Indiana State Library LSTA Grant
Book contributor: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Collection: lincolncollection; americana
Notes: 1.) Some pages in book are torn, obstructing view of text. 2.) Most pages stained and discoloured. 3.) Some print "washed out".

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Edited by Anthony Bleecker

"With an account of the sufferings of her surviving officers and crew, who were enslaved by the wandering Arabs on the great African desart, or Zahahrah ; and observations historical, geographical, &c. made during the travels of the author, while a slave to the Arabs, and in the empire of Morocco [...] preceded by a brief sketch of the author's life : and concluded by a description of the famous city of Tombuctoo, on the river Niger, and of another large city [...] called Wassanah ; narrated to the author at Mogadore, by Sidi Hamet, the Arabian merchant ; with an Arabic and English vocabulary."

"Illustrated and embellished with ten handsome copperplate engravings."

Holograph signature in ink on t.p.: George [illegible]

Bound in leather, with gold lettering and borders on spine

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